published Thursday, October 18th, 2012

WWTA hikes Hamilton County sewer bills by almost 39 percent

Hamilton County sewer users outside Chattanooga are facing a 38.9 percent increase.

The Hamilton County Water & Wastewater Treatment Authority Board approved the sewer rate increase at its meeting on Wednesday.

The increase means that users will now pay $6.63 per 1,000 gallons instead of the previous rate of $4.63. After users pass a 100,000-gallon threshold, the fee drops, but that fee has also increased from $3.40 per 1,000 gallons to $4.72.

The WWTA serves users in the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County, East Ridge, Red Bank, Soddy-Daisy, Signal Mountain, Lookout Mountain, Tenn., Ridgeside and Lakesite.

The board made the decision after reviewing costs it says are needed to ensure the sewer system is in compliance with a consent decree handed down to Chattanooga from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

For more information, read Friday’s Times Free Press.

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